The Scottish manager has made a huge contribution to football in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir over the past four years or so …
In what is certainly a proud moment for Real Kashmir, coach David Robertson received a British Empire Medal (BEM) on Queen Elizabeth II’s List of Honors for his contribution to the Jammu- and Kashmir in India.
The BEM is awarded for “hands-on” service to the local community. It can be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or an innovative work of a relatively short duration (3 to 4 years) which has made a significant difference ”, as mentioned by the Government of Canada. UK.
“The award recognizes Mr. Robertson’s outstanding contribution to the sport and the community as the head coach of the RKFC since January 2017. This included guiding the football team in the I-League – the first time that the team competed at this level. The last season of the I-League saw the RKFC reach the highest number of participants in home games, with an average of 25,000 people per game, ”read a statement issued by the British High Commission.
Robertson was happy to have received this honor and said he enjoyed his time with the Snow Leopards.
“I am absolutely delighted and honored to have been recognized and rewarded for my work in Kashmir. I enjoyed every minute spent in Kashmir. It was a real pleasure to have worked and met so many wonderful people. I consider Kashmir to be my second home, ”said former Aberdeen player, who played under legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
Jan Thompson, Acting British High Commissioner to India, said: “The shared love for sport is a great unifier of people, and I congratulate David on his inspiring work. The UK and India share a unique living bridge, and sport plays a vital role in it. “